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EARTH WAS ONCE
R. B. PRICE'S BANK
President of Boone County
National Buried His
SCRAP-BOOK TELLS ABOUT IT
Moseley's Collection Relates
How Venable Took Part
of a Woman.
New spaper lcpoits f tin" inaugura
tiim of President A. lloss Hill an- tin'
.i t ft articles pasted in tin crap-liook
of .1. A. Mo-olcy, u negro janitor of tin
Universitj- of Mi ouii since lSDo. The
scrap-liook contains articles :iliont oe-curn-nees
in tin L'niver-ity, ami in Co
liiiiiliia for the last fifty jears.
One of the first is aliout the peril ot
hanking in Colnniliia during the Civil
War. liy It. I!. Price, now president of
the Hooiie- County National Hank. It
relates how Mr. Price Imrieil several
thousand dollars in a tin box: in the
woods when a "Jajhawk" invasion was
expected, and again how he carried ?.'l.
OIK) with him to a party in the country,
and during the festivities, slipped from
the house, lmiied the money in a post
hole, put the o-t in ami pounded the
dirt down around it, leaving it there
for several years.
Picture of First Schoolhouse.
A photograph and an article aliout
the first schoolhoue in Columliia are in
the scrap-Kiok. The schoolhoiise was
on Second street and was a two room
brick-building. Some of the most prom
inent older citizens of Colombia liegan
their education in this building.
An article entered in February, 1872.
tells of the introduction into the State
Senate of a hill liy .James S. llollin-.
for the abolition of tuition in the Uni
versity, joiitlis lietwecn 10 and 25 being
allowed to enter on pajment of
an entrance fee not exceeding SIO.
An account of a play given by the
citizens of Columbia wa- entered in the
b.Kik thirty jiars ago. The play wa
rixeii bj the Thespian club, and 15. K.
Venable plajeel the part of a woman,
and Col. .1. S. Dor-ev the part of an
An article about the election of .lames
liiuhauan as president of the United
States is interesting and strong in ex
Story of the Negro Douglass.
Another incident of national impor
tance record'-d in the book concerned
Frederick Douglass, the negro who
caused the debate between Webster and
llnvne in Congress, and was an indirect
cause of the Civil War.
An article of more than twenty
years tells about the death in F.ngland
of Col. Frank Rhode, father of Cecil
Rhodes, after the prediction of a
"witch" that his life on earth would 1h
Articles recording the local option
fight in Columbia since it began, an
almost complete account of the Spanish
American war. anil stories aliout the
burning of the University in lDJ aie
in the book.
SAYS PRINT PAPER CAN
BE MADE OF CORNSTALKS
Dr. B. T. Galloway so Reports to House
Committee on Agriculture.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. That a ma
terial has ben discovered by which
print paper can Ik- produced in comp
tition with wood pulp vvas the purport
of a qualified report Dr. P.. T. Callo
way, chairman of the Rureau of Plant
Industry of the Department of Agri
culture, made to the House Committee
on Agriculture when he appeared before
it to account for the disposition of the
appropriation given to the department
for clerimciits along this line.
Jf Dr. Calloway said lalmratory tests
seemed to wanant the- conclusion that
print paper could be manufactured from
ct.rn stalks in competition with wood
pulp, adding that a commercial test
would soon Ik- made bv a mill in Maine.
He explained that if the venture proved
a success it would lie due to the pro
duction of a by product, a eoar-e quality
of molasses, such as imported, and is
u.ed in large degree cspecialh in the
South to feed cattle and mule-. The
lal-oratory tests indicated, he reported,
that a ton of corn stalks would jicld ?
worth of molasses.
"Aggies' " Fraternity Elects.
II. P. Crillin. K. S. Vanatta and F. W-
Allen wen- initiated last night into
Delta Theta Sigma, the honorary agricul-
Aftural fraternity, installed in the Uni-
vcrsitv of Mi-fouri -Nov- -4-
YOU CAN PICK BEST
POKER PLAYER BY
Dr. Hugo Munsterberg of Harvard so
States to Cornell
THACA. X. Y.. Dec. 17. Prof. Hugo
MunsterU-rg. the noted llarvai.l psy
chologist, told an audience of Cornell
students that applied psychology could
determine who would play a good
game of poker. The pr.ifi or refused
to tell whether a "full house" in an
other man's hand would be revealed
liefore the ante was made.
He said further that this kind of psy
chology would find out who is the
right man for fullback on the var-ity
team, and which man would exevl in
fencing and other sports.
The Harvard psjchologist declared
that a large number of railway acci
dents, due to color blindness, would lie
avoided if the railway im 1 psycho
logical tests for signal men.
BE MUZZLED; DEMANDS
Can't Account for Warm Weather, but
Will Show His Position this
Snovvllakes. in his reply to the roast
contained in the special message of
President Reeder vestcrdav. declares
that he cannot lie muzzled. In his mes
sage President Reeder stated that ves
tcrdav was the hottest Dec. lti for
nineteen vears. Snovvllakes declines to
state just where the cold weather went
to, but he declares that, in order to
show that his position in the matter
is absolutely fair, he will come out to
night and prove his intention to keep
down the temperature. His reply, in
part, is as follows;
"Rain or snow tonight, followed by
clear and colder: Fridav fair and cold
The temperature at midnight was do
degrees; at p. ill.. t.S.
SALE OF ROTTEN EGGS
IS TO BE PROSECUTED
UNDER PURE FOOD LAW
Women's Domestic Science Club
Chillicothe Will Work Against
CHILLICOTHE. Dec. IT.- At the re
quest of the Domestic Science Club, a
woman's organization liere. K. C. Orr.
Prosecuting Attorney of I.iving-toii
county, has isiied a warning to local
dealers, that a -ale of over ripe egg
will be prosecuted, as it is against the
pure food laws.
The Chillicothe women took up the
matter with the State Dairy and Pun
Food Commissioner, and were informed
by acting Commisioner M. II. Ininli.
that the sale of bad eggs was an of
fense against the Pure Food Law.
GRAVES WILL PLAY
"Tubby" Expects to Sign Contract with
Ottumwa, la., Team.
I). V. ("Tubbv") Oaves, star tackle
on the University of Missouri football
team anil the choice of many for an
All-Missouri Valley tackle, confirmed
the report this morning that he is to
play profc iowal ba-eball net summer
with the Ottumwa. la., team.
Crave- -aid the offe-r had been rccciv
ed by him and practically accepted, al
though the contract had not licen for
mally signed. From the nature of the
agreement, it is not thought that
(raves will be pre.venfed from plajing
with the University team net spring.
He will not join the Ottumwa team
until the close of school.
ARE STUDENTS SAPHEADS?
Champaign, 111., GirP so Dub Illinois
CHAMPAICN". 111.. Die. 17. Are Uni
versity of Illinois students "saplicad:"
Champaign working girls say n in a no
tice appearing in the Daily Illini. the
university paper. They demand the
"rah rahs" to cease rniiojing them on
The notice, -igned "The Champaign
"Student-, attention! Cirl- who art
working and aie fairly good-Iookim:
can soarcelv walk the street- of Cham
paign without some ignorant s.iphead
of a student butting in and bothering
them with his attentions. N'ovv it would
le advisable for all loncorned to sit- up
and take notice."
The women of the Christian ehuiih
are holding a "Continental Carnival"
today at the church. It will continue
tomorrow- and Saturday.
COLUMBIA, MISSOUKI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17,
PLAN TRIED HERE!
Laundry is "Laboratory" of
J. B. Coleman's
WOULD TEACH LOVE FOR WORK
Clay Modeling and Weaving
of Raria in Lower
J. H. Coleman, principal of the Fred
Douglass negro school in Columbia, is
trjing to educate the negro on the
liooker T. Washington plan. ,
In discussing his plan, he told a l ex
porter for the University Mi ourian
his idea for the negro lxiy is to create
a love for woik -the only salvation for
"Thiougli his love for woik he lie-
oini's tluifty and makes a good citi
zen." he said. "We are. therefore, try
ing to cmph.isic the industrial idea
in our school woik. In the lower
grades we have paper folding, clay moil
cling, and ralia weaving: in the fourth,
fifth and sixth guides, paper folding,
ralia work and reed weaving into bas
kets. The girls in the High School
are taught enibioidciing. plain sewing,
all kinds of stitching and all the meth
ods of patching, -iiiiu cutting and fit
ting. The 1'ovs hi the manual train
ing department do bench work, and the
girls are taught domestic science.
"I5y these courses we are Dying to
tench the complete care of the home.
"Hooker T. Washington takes the ne
gro as lie linils linn in me Miuiti ami
prepares him for the conditions, he has
to meet there. Our idea is to follow
out that plan in this community and
to prepare the negro for the conditions
he meets here.''
Coleman has oiganized a laundry as
a "lalioratory" where his ideas can In
put into effect, his intention being that
the negroes should do their work so
well that it will 1h in demand bv the
public. He said that when he first
came to Columbia there were many ne
uro women doing family washing with
out any pieparation. In order to give
them a convenient pl.i'-e and way with
impioved methods he organized the
laundry where the work is done by im
piovnl method-. It gives employment
to fourteen negro women.
Coh-maiiMias l,-n principal of the lie-
sio schools ol Columbia tor s vears.
lie is a graduate of Lincoln Institute
of Jefferson City. He was a commis
sioned officer in the United States Ar
my in the war with Spain, and later
was a first lieutenant of infantry in the
war in the Philippines.
BUSINESS COLLEGE TO
Students Will Compete in Spelling,
Typewriting and Shorthand.
The Columbia Hisimss College will
give" an entertainment this evening at
7:30 o'clock in the rooms occupied by
the school in the OTtear Huilding on
Hroadvvay. The serial features; will In-
contests in spelling, rapid calculation.
typewriting and shorthand. About siv
ty students will enter the contests.
Twelve- prizes will be awarded.
The judges in the various contents
will be as follows; In rapid calculation.
Drs. E. 15. Heelriek and L. D. Ames, of
the University of Missouri; in spelling.
Prof. N". (. Hopkins, of the Teachers
College- High School, and County School
Commissioner. J. K. v right; in short
hand and typewriting. Mrs. U. II. Ib-r-ti-r.
of the Teachers Cedle-ge High
School, and Prof. W. II. Hayes, super-
ntendent of the Columbia public
ehools. Admission to the eiiteitain-
mciit is tree ami the puiilie is invneu
to Ik- present.
Small Provision for Consumptives.
NTAV YORK. Dee. 17. The report
of the National Association for the Pre
vention of Tuliereulo-is shows that "il
ly l.'i.niMl hospital beds are available
for 000.000 consumptives, and that
there are no hospital provisions for
loO.OlMI advanced e-a-e-.
High Schcol to Skate.
The Columbia High School Athletic
Association will rent the in plant skat
ing rink Friday night, and the proceed
will 1m turnisl over to the basketball
team for tie purchase of suits and
Albert Sutton, a farmer living south
east of Columbia, is in the Parker Me-
orial Hospital with a broken le-sr. the
result of a kick by a horse.
State Board of Agriculture
Wants to Solve the
CONFLICT OF ORGANIZATIONS
One Conferred With Hadley
While Other Pondered
Is the State Hoard of Agriculture al-o
the State Immigration Society;
Several per-oiis would like to know,
among them Seerctaiy i.e-orge I!. Ellis
of the lmard. There's a deal of mjs
tery about it all. While the State
Hoard of Agriculture was gravely mh
dcring immigration problems vestcnl.iv
in Columbia, the State Iiiiinigrat ion So
cietv was gravely conferring with Cov-cnior-clect
Hadley in .ieffeisou City.
In icgard to this apparent conllict
Secretary Ellis gave out the following
"That the State Immigration Societv
vvas taking up the matter of .Missouri
immigration needs with Covcriior-clcct
Hadiey at Jefferson City at the same
time that the State Hoard of Agricul
ture had the same siibjee-t under iim
side-ration was unknown to the Hoard
until the account of the Jefferson Citv
meeting appeared in the panels the fed-
One Board is Needed.
"It has Wen apparent to the Hoard
for a long time that some orgiuiied ef
fort should Ik made to secure desirable
immigrants to occupy our iintlevclope-d
land-. There is another field, also, that
should be taken up in connection with
this immigration work, and that is to
secure elesirable help for the farms in
the older settled portions of the state.
The farm help problem is a serious one
in Missouri as in other states. We need
good steady men to work on our farms.
We want immigrants brought into the
state whose past experience will In val
uable to the -oils of our state and to
Points Out Economy.
The State Honid of Agriculture, be
ing composed of farmers rc-prc-sciiting
everv line of agriculture, stock-raising.
fruit-growing and ilairving. and repre
senting every Congressional elistrict in
the State, and the officer of this state
lvnnnl rnitlirrin'' mid iniblisliiiii' inform.!-
i tw finm tini(i ,
time, is in a position to handle the im
migration question in an effective- way.
The State Hoard can handle this worl,
e-coiiomicnllv : no
xtra expense will !
necessitated except the employment ot
otie or more inimiirration agents uiuli-r
the direction of the board, and fund-
for the necessary printing.
"t wish to state that while the State
Hoard of Agriculture believe-s it can
handle this question, and handle it well,
it will not antagonize any other associ
ation. ThrouL'h a -tx-cial committee
our plan will go to Cov. Folk and to .attempt to Use the government to tcr-C.overnor-i-lee-t
Hadley. and. Itrn-t lorie those who would . riticie the ae
M.ronli them to the" Legislature: and '"' I'""-''' officials. Xo olficial i-.in
we will be sati-fied with whatever ae
tion the Lcgi-latuic ni.iv take."
WAR UEULAKJSD lb tt.nrvtt.1 'l
Venezuela Said to Have Thrown Down
Gauntlet to Holland.
Ily Unites! I-ri-.
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bin eif the American legation at l!g
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ei c.i,- tli.it V i.iif.inii!, li.is ilicl.m-il war ,
, i i- . i ...,.
The messages quote di-patches from
Curacas to the Ceilombian government I
lnnoiincing that war
has been el-clared
in retaliation for the capture of Ve-ne
7uelan battleships by the Dutch.
Foraker Resolution Adopted.
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Senate adopted Foraker's resolution vc
lonliir r-nllinrr nn tlin W.ir DelLirt Illl'llt
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to furnish information n-canling the
employment of detectives to shadow tin
negro soldiers dimiseel for the Urmviis
Alumni Honor Dr. Hill.
Proidnit A. 15os, Hill of tin Uniur
sitv of Alis.fiuri w-a- the guest of honor
last e-vening in K:mas City at a elinner i
ivcn bv the Jack-ou Count v Alumni '
Association, and addre-eil the me-mlK-r- a sjH-cia! e-ommitti e, named to exam
after the dinner. ,ine HeMi-evelt's me age. regarding s,.
M. M. Tacobs 111.
M. M. Jacobs of Doom county is in i
the Parker Memorial Ho-pital with ap j
pendicitis. He was operated u jester- ,-r
FORMER COLLEGE GIRL
TO WED VIOLINIST
Miss Rose Taylor.
TO END IN
Miss Rose Taylor and George
Venable Will Marry
Tin romance of a violin teacher and
prexvV daughter will have its fulfil
ment this evening in St. Louis in the
wedding of Miss 15ose Taj lor and
('eorge Venable, Ixith formerly of Co
.Miss Tavlor is the daughter of the
l!ev. Sam Frank Tavlor. former pnsi-
ili-nt of Stephens College of Columbia.
She live-el at the college and attended
school there while Mr. Venable vvas an
iistructor in violin nui-ir. So they
met, as teacher and student. Announce
ment of the coming wedding did not
siirprie the friends of the couple.
The wedding will take place at
o'clock at the home of Miss Tavlor's
parents, 1740 Simpson place. The 15ev.
Mr. Taylor will perform the ce-rciiiony.
Mr. Venable is a native of Columbia,
the son of Mr. and Mrs. 18. F. Venable-.
BRYAN SAYS LIBEL
THREAT IS UNSAFE
Disapproves the President's
Message to Congress
Pjr t'nltetl Press.
LINCOLN. N.b.. Dec 17.-William J.
Hrv.iu. in an interview heie ve-sterday.
state-il that President Itoosevelt is on
'"iisafc ground when he threatens gov-
kniment prosecution of a ne-vv-paper li-
ih'I rase. .vir. liryatis interview in part
"President Itoosevelt has sent to du
ress a message winch announces a new
and daiigiTous doctrine,'' Mr. I'.ryan
writes. "It is the duty of every pub
lisher and every leliicr in free secrh
and free press to resent the President's
'claim exempt ion from criticism mcre-lv
1 liei-aiisc he is an olficial. and no act of
the- ('ovcrnmciit is so sacri-d that the
iiimhli-st citizen ni.iv not i-xorcss
iqiiiilou Ukiii it.
"It is a matter of little consequent e
whether the eharge-s made by the NVvv
'"' """ i,lv ""' "r -: "'-t can
.be ilefiTiuiilcd bv suit at law in the or-
elinary wav, but it is a matte-r of great
iiuortaiiee that e-vcry eelitor and e-vcry
jotlu - r iiiiliviilii.il shall lie free to express
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Ills iiiiiiiiiiii 1fl illlt
sllbji-e t conilet-ted
with public affair-,
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.vir. 1'iiiiier is on mini irounii wiii-n
,'"'" i"UsMi.T cnilci-m ol onic...
into a criticism against the i,oviTiimeiil
1 itself. The Presiile-iit"s message is ill
defensible in -o far as it asserts the
I right of the Cov eminent to pro-e-cute
,the World or Mr. Pulitzer, and he will
find that he- has oversteiiiie-d tin
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oi ills auiuoniv n in- iieeiinjus m u-.
tin- Attorney Celieral's olliee in tlie
iW.iv that he has propo-e-d.
! Tin. Pr.iiliiit i not til.. flovern
line-ut: a critic i-m of bin i- not a criti
cisiu of the (loverument "
HOUSE WANTS BASIS FOR
INSINUATION IN MESSAGE
I?7 I'nitcil Vterr.
i WASHINGTON". D. C
WASIHNCTON. I). t .. Dee. I.. -1 In
Hou - e today adopted tin re-olution of
. - ret s.Tvii-e investigation. Tin resolu-
tion calls on the President to submit
the information on which he ba-i-d the
insinuation that memlier of Congress
ifraid of licing invc-tigatcd bj- the
DR. HILL APPROVES
President at Convocation
Indorses the New
INFORMAL DANCES AFTER GAMES
Coach Lowman and Others in
Short Addresses Favor
President A. 15e-sS Hill of the
vcrsity of Missouri at assembly
ting morning urged the student-) to support
basketball as enthusiastically as other
sports, and e.xpressWl his approval of
the plan to give an informal dance af
ter the game tomorrow- night.
Dr. Hill said: "We have had foot
lull, and have given it good support,
but we must not think that football
the only spirt. The basketball sea
son commends itself to our interest.
It has a disadvantage because it is
not plaved out of doors, but it is to
the interest of the University that the
game should lie cheercd and supported.
"College spirit, like love for man
kind, can lie gotten only by acting as
if we have it. Football men have com
plained that footliall support has not
been as gooel as it should Ik, lieeause
it is spontaneous. It is not consistent
We should stand by the team if de
feated, praise it if it wins.
Basketball Dance New Feature.
"We are introdacing a new feature
into the basketball season this year.
We are going to have a short period
of dancing after the games. The Uni
versity of Nebraska engages in a dance
after basketball games. We are going
to try it Friday and Saturday after the
games with Warrciisburg. This social
feature is in keeping with the game.
One of the values of games is the so
cial opportunities which I hey afford.
The social value can hardly be over
estimated." Coach Lowman spoke in behalf of
the team. He said that basketball
should lie popular liecaiisi it conies lie
twecn the fall and spring sports. Ife
urged the students to siipjiort the team
enthusiastically, and promised the best
e fforts of coach and team during the
season. He said that team work of the
students is as essential a teamwork of
Dr. 1 1 ill expressed his approval of the
plan of giving dances after the game,
so long as it does not produce a bad
effect oil the te-.llll.
II. C. Hunt, for the students, urged
active siipHirt for the game. C. L.
lEistine. cap'aiu of the team, said that
determination and spirit won games,
ami spirit deeiiiled upon suport given,
whether losing or winning. II. A. Hen
ley, captain of last v car's team, said
that the te-am is strong and worthy of
support lieeause it has experience and
The first game will Ik- with Warrens
burg tomorrow night at the gvnma
siuiuy The band will furnish muic
during the game. The informal dance
will In given at the gymnasium imme
diate Iv after the game.
FORMER STUDENT CAPTAIN
J. A. Stader is Promoted in Philippine
P. C. Stader. a Freshman Law stu-eli-nt
in the University of Missouri, has
n-eciveil a letter, dated Xov. 1. from hi
brother. J. A. Stader, telling of the hit
ter's promotion to the command of the
general service- company of Philippine
('apt. Stade-r was a student in the
Engineering department a few vear
ago. and was a captain of e-aih-ts of the
L'nivcr-itv. He got an appointment as
a lieutenant in the Philippine Constab
ulary through the influc-mc of Opt.
Frazier. His company i now doing
quarantine guard duty in Manila.
GIRL'S SLAYER LYNCHED
Kentucky Mob Hangs Elmer Hill to
Tree Near Scene of Crime.
By felted. Tms.
MoNTICELLO. Ij. Di-c. 17. An
annul mb todav- tek from the IcK-al
jail Eliip-r Hill, accu-e'd of assaulting
and killing Mamie 'Womack, 13 jears
old, and hanged him to a tree near
the scene of the crime.
The niedi iirprise-il the jailer, who
made no rc-istance. Hill denied his
guilt until told that he had only ten
minutes to live. Then he confessed.
The mob carrieel him tvventj- miles lie
fore hanging him.